June 30, 2011
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SOUTH CAROLINA TOPS FINAL NCBWA POLL

DALLAS (NCBWA) The National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association continued its tradition of NCAA Division I polls for the 12th year with its 2011 weekly surveys. This season's polls have been circulated from Feb. 21-June 30 following the NCAA World Series in Omaha, Neb. This is the final poll of the year and '11 after South Carolina of the Southeastern Conference won back-to-back NCAA baseball championships on June 28 by sweeping Florida in the title round.

The poll voters come from 40 college baseball writers and related media persons from throughout the nation. The final poll has representation by 11 different conferences among the 300 baseball-playing schools in the 2011 NCAA Division I ranks, and five different schools have held down the No. 1 position. There have been 17 separate leagues among the Top 30 in the 11 poll, and six different schools - TCU, UCLA, Florida, Vanderbilt, Virginia, and South Carolina held down the No. 1 position in the NCBWA surveys.

Rk. School Conference Record Week Pvs.
1. South Carolina Southeastern 55-14 5-0 4
2. Florida Southeastern 53-19 3-2 3
3. Virginia Atlantic Coast 56-12 2-2 1
4. Vanderbilt Southeastern 54-12 2-2 2
5. North Carolina Atlantic Coast 51-16 1-2 6
6. California Pacific-10 38-23 1-2 11
7. Texas Big 12 49-19 0-2 5
8. Texas A&M Big 12 47-22 0-2 7
9. Arizona State Pacific-10 43-18 - 8
10. Florida State Atlantic Coast 46-19 - 9
11. UC Irvine Big West 43-18 - 10
12. Oregon State Pacific-10 41-19 - 12
13. Stanford Pacific-10 35-22 - 13
14. Connecticut Big East 45-20-1 - 14
15. Clemson Atlantic Coast 43-20 - 15
16. Cal State Fullerton Big West 41-17 - 17
17. TCU Mountain West 43-19 - 16
18. Rice Conference USA 42-21 - 18
19. Mississippi State Southeastern 38-25 - 19
20. Arkansas Southeastern 40-22 - 20
21. Dallas Baptist Independent 42-20 - 21
22. UCLA Pacific-10 35-24 - 22
23. Georgia Tech Atlantic Coast 42-21 - 23
24. Oklahoma Big 12 41-19 - 24
25. Arizona Pacific-10 39-21 - 25
26. Miami Atlantic Coast 38-23 - 26
27. Kent State Mid-American 45-17 - 27
28. Fresno State Western Athletic 40-16 - 28
29. East Carolina Conference USA 41-21 - 29
30. Southern Miss Conference USA 39-19 - 30
Others receiving votes (listed alphabetically): Alabama (35-28), Cal State Bakersfield (33-22), Charlotte (43-16), Coastal Carolina (42-20), Creighton (45-16), James Madison (42-19), Oral Roberts (39-22), Stetson (43-20), Texas State (41-23), Troy (43-19).
Dropped out: None.
By conference: Atlantic Coast 6, Pacific-10 6, Southeastern 5, Big 12 3, Conference USA 3, Big West 2, Big East 1, Independent 1, Mid-American 1, Mountain West 1, Western Athletic 1.

Founded in 1962, the NCBWA is dedicated to the advancement of college baseball. Membership is open to writers, broadcasters and publicists of the sport. Members receive a membership card, directory, newsletter updates and official votes in the Dick Howser Trophy, Regional Players of the Year and NCBWA All-America voting. The NCBWA also sponsors the Pro-Line Athletic Division I Players of the Week, the Stopper of the Year, and publication and writing contests.

2011 NCBWA Polls (No. 1 Team):
Preseason (TCU)
Feb. 21 (UCLA)
Feb. 28 (Florida)
March 7 (Florida)
March 14 (Vanderbilt)
March 21 (Florida)
March 28 (Vanderbilt)
April 4 (Vanderbilt)
April 11 (Vanderbilt)
April 18 (Virginia)
April 25 (Virginia)
May 2 (Vanderbilt)
May 9 (Vanderbilt)
May 16 (Virginia)
May 23 (South Carolina)
May 30 (Virginia)
June 14 (Virginia)
June 30 (South Carolina)